Following publication by a partner media organization of a report based, at least in part, on information provided by a whistleblower, the whistleblower can seek support services from The Signals Network through a request for such services made by a partner media organization.
Following publication by a non-partner media organization of a report based, at least in part, on information provided by a whistleblower whose identity has been made public, the whistleblower can request support services from The Signals Network directly, through the email address provided on its website.
The Signals Network will consider requests for support services on a case-by-case basis. As a first step, The Signals Network will determine whether the person satisfies the definition of a whistleblower.
If the person satisfies that definition and thereby qualifies as a whistleblower, The Signals Network’s Executive Director will recommend to The Signals Network Board Engagement Committee appropriate types and levels of support services (nature and duration) based on the whistleblower’s profile, needs, and expectations. The Signals Network Board Engagement Committee is composed of 6 members drawn from the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors, each serving a 1-year term: 3 members review requests from North America, and 3 members review requests from Europe. In each case, the Board Engagement Committee will review and act at its own discretion and on the Executive Director’s recommendation, taking into consideration the global, human, financial and public interest impact of the information provided to a media organization. No whistleblower can reasonably rely on the availability of any support service before a request is acted on by the Board Engagement Committee.